ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan alleged on Wednesday that the Khatam-e-Nabuwwat clause was amended by the government on purpose in an effort to appease the international lobby.
Addressing a press conference at his Bani Gala residence, the cricketer-turned-politician wondered if only Zahid Hamid was behind the amendment or were there other persons involved. “The government should tell us who was behind the attempt to amend the law,” he said. “Why isn’t the government disclosing the minutes of the committee’s meeting?”
Imran said that lies were being told on the Khatam-e-Nabuwwat issue and it was being said that the amendment was done jointly by more than one person. He slammed the government for failing at handling the recent Faizabad protest crisis. “In the end, the army had to intervene and sort things out,” he said.
Imran alleged that the focus of the government was not to deliver for the people but to facilitate Nawaz Sharif by shielding him. “The only task of the current government is to hide the corruption of the former prime minister,” he said.
Referring to the recent crisis that emerged after the amendment in the Election Act, Imran said that the person responsible for attempting to make the amendment should be exposed. “The government should inform us as to who wanted to amend this law,” he said.
Khawaja Asif was the target of Imran’s presser as the PTI chief slammed the federal minister for connection to the Iqama controversy. “By possessing an Iqama, Khawaja Asif had to work for only five days in Dubai and earned a salary of Rs 1.7 million per month,” he said. “How did he go from being a bank clerk to a legal advisor?”
Imran urged NAB to investigate Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal too since he also possesses an Iqama. The cricketer-turned-politician also turned his guns on the Qatari prince, stating that while he had arrived in Pakistan to finalise the Port Qasim deal, he had shied away from appearing before the apex court and NAB.
“Mughal-e-Azam Nawaz Sharif wonders why anyone is concerned if his expenditures are in excess of his income,” he said. NNI